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Guavus CEO Faizel Lakhani
Faizel Lakhani
21 Ratings
Pros
  • "I like our odds of emerging out of all the "big data" companies as one of the most successful(in 11 reviews)

  • "open work environment, many noble goals(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "For many years basically no one left and now suddenly a lot are leaving(in 5 reviews)

  • "Product declining thanks to fowl top management, and they are living on investor's money till it lasts(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (6)

    Great culture with innovative problems that are being solved

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Guavus full-time

    Pros

    Lots of talent and access to great data to solve use cases

    Cons

    Management needs to democratize decision making more to allow input from folks on the ground to help define the strategy and development

  2. Helpful (1)

    Growth Opportunities

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    Current Employee - Analytics Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guavus full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Generally stabilizing as part of Thales; much opportunity for (personal/career) growth (on analytics team in CA at least?); great teams and friendly people (although still quite siloed per function and location); access to interesting projects and interesting data and interesting brains and interesting tools/resources; generally good compromise of freedom vs. oversight.

    Cons

    Lots of changes and movement, and a general lack of strong organizational consistency for years, at least until end 2018: from team structure, to (CA) office location, to acquisitions, to utilization of varied internal office software/platforms/tech, to active clients (beyond the top 5) + general sales plan, to product/project management style, to HR proactivity and knowledgeability, to reporting and review requirements,...

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    Advice to Management

    Continue 2018's port-Thales-acquisition trend of increased inter-office communication, confluence (pun intended) and increased use of Slack and select other office software; develop better centralized sources of knowledge, internal news, policies and guidelines, improve oversight and management to better refocus employees with the many quick developments in Guavus' industry, in its client relationships, and in its internal...

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  3. Helpful (4)

    Senior QA Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Guavus full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    works on cutting edge technologies

    Cons

    lots of senior management politics, less futuristic

  4. Helpful (10)

    Bullying and Scandals

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Guavus

    Pros

    They aren't nice on the outside but it's all fake.

    Cons

    This company cannot be trusted. They bullied me and framed me until I was let go. Unfortunately it was not just me but I can say at least more than several other ex employees to. One employee charged up the company credit card and the company knowingly wrote it off. That employees still works there and is one of the bullies. There was even a case where employees blackmailed the upper management to get what they...

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    Advice to Management

    The management is also backstabbing from the very top and it trinkets down to the bottom.

    Guavus Response

    August 22, 2018CEO

    Thank you for taking the time to write this. The information in this review is very concernin. I would really appreciate it if you would be willing to talk to me directly and give me insights to enable me investigate. Faizel

  5. Helpful (1)

    Rewarding Place to Work!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Guavus full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Very rewarding, challenging, inspirational place to work! I will miss all the working relationships formed over the years, such an incredible grouping of talent and experience that makes this place so exceptional!

    Cons

    Left for personal reasons, really enjoyed working for Guavus.

  6. Helpful (6)

    never meet financial goal

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    Current Employee - Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Guavus full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    not sure there is any comparing with many others

    Cons

    unclear goals, many legacy issues, political silos, talent people leaving or let go, management enjoying first class traveling, keep cheating to customers

    Guavus Response

    August 22, 2018CEO

    Thank you for taking the time to write this. There have been lots of changes in the company as we build an organization that can thrive and grow. The struggle with change is that it often takes time for it to take hold and sometimes you do it wrong before you do it right. I welcome ...

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  7. Guavus provides new opportunities

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Guavus full-time

    Pros

    Got the opportunity to work on machine learning and became analytical engineer

    Cons

    Fund issues were there but after thales things should look good

  8. Helpful (7)

    Unscrupulous company: Don't join

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    Former Employee - Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Guavus full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    There really are no pros. Used to be the case when big data was an in-thing, now there are plenty of big data/data science opportunities.

    Cons

    They recently got acquired by Thales and outside of the top management, none of the employees, even long-standing employees made any money, after years of no salary hikes and no bonuses. One can say this is typical in Silicon Valley, but this is really exploitation in action. There are multiple options in SV/India/Canada where the top management do care about their employees so no need to waste time here.

    Advice to Management

    The least you could have done is given a small reward out of your own share to every one who worked, as a token.

  9. Great technology and vision

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guavus full-time

    Pros

    Great technology in fast growing segment. Very driven smart people

    Cons

    Sometimes sales cycle can be long as we are introducing new ideas and new ways of working

    Advice to Management

    Continue innovating while delivering products with clear value proposition

  10. Sales

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guavus full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Excellent team culture in high growth market. Re-energized and focused over the last year with new leadership team and great sales / technical resources.

    Cons

    Has taken a bit longer to pivot than planned, but moving with acceleration now.

    Advice to Management

    Increase cross functional communications - keep ALL focused on near and long term goals.

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